River City Half Marathon 5k and 10k – Race Day Info (9/3/17)

Race address:
Ingram Road Trailhead
3215 Northwestern
San Antonio, TX 78238


We are VERY excited about our FOURTH ANNUAL Labor Day weekend race!  Below is some more information about the upcoming River City Half Marathon 5k & 10k on Sunday, September 3rd.

We look forward to seeing everyone out for this awesome race!  After reading everything below, if you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@inspiredraceevents.com.


Awards

The top three male and female finishers for each distance (half marathon, 5k and 10k) will receive an awesome award. Bring your A game! The 5k award ceremony will be at 8:15am-8:30am, the 10k awards will be at 8:45am-9:00am and the Half Marathon awards will be from 9:30am-9:45am.

 


Packet Pickup

Will be at the Fleet Feet Sports Quarry location on Saturday, September 2nd from 3pm – 6pm.

Fleet Feet Sports (Quarry)
7322 Jones Maltsberger Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

Please do your best to make it to the Saturday’s packet pickup.  This will allow for a smoother race day experience for everyone. However, if you are unable to make it, the race day packet pickup will be on location at the morning event from 6:45am-7:15am.

 


Staggered Starting Times

The Leon Creek Greenway is a public trail and is required to stay open (per City of San Antonio) during our event.  Other runners and bikers will be on the trail and we will need to share it responsibly.

To alleviate congestion on the trail, we will have a staggered start.  At the start of the race, we will have a 3-5 second gap between runners.  If you have a running partner, we will accommodate starting together. The Half Marathon will begin at 7:30am, the 10k will begin at 7:45am and the 5k will begin at 7:55am.  The event will be chip timed, so your time will begin when you cross the starting line.

Please follow trail etiquette and keep to the right of the trail.  Doing so allows for two-way traffic.  You can run side by side, however please use trail courtesy and allow runners to pass you on the left. You may need to run single file at times to allow people to pass you.  By following proper trail etiquette, the race will go smoothly for everyone on the trail and we will have a great time.  We appreciate your support with this.

 


Race Course

Ingram Road Trailhead
(3215 Northwestern
San Antonio, TX 78238)

Parking: Please park in the “Park and Ride” parking lot right in front of the Ingram Road Trailhead. If this parking lot fills up, please use the parking lot right across the street in front of the business center.

The event will begin at 7:30am with that half marathon participants starting first, then the 10k participants, followed by the 5k participants.

 


Aid Stations and Restrooms

We will have six Aid Stations on the course. Each station will have water and Gatorade. The 5k participants will have two aid stations, the 10k participants will have four aid stations and the half marathon participants will have six aid stations.

•Aid Stations will be at miles 1.25, 2, 5, 8, 11 and 11.75

•Restrooms will be available at the start/finish line. There will also be porta-potties available at mile marker 2 and mile marker 5.

 


Weather Conditions


San Antonio is known for it’s heat and humidity. Even though September is late in the summer, it has the potential to be extremely hot on race day.

We will host the event in the rain, however the only potential race concern would be nearby lightning. That will be a race time decision made by the race director.

***The Leon Creek Greenway follows the Leon Creek bed on and off throughout the course.  If rain falls, there could be potential for standing puddles or slight flooding.  Please use common sense when approaching these areas.***

Even though we will have water and electrolytes available on course, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you bring another source of hydration.  Backpacks, belts and handhelds are all easy to carry and can help prevent heat related issues.  We will have at least one certified paramedic on course, however it is everyone’s responsibility to be smart and know their own ability and limit.